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Secret of the Painted Lady

By: Christina A. Burke,Elizabeth Ashby
Narrated by: Mary Hildebrandt
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From USA Today best-selling author Christina A. Burke....

If these walls could talk...they'd scream murder.

Alex Jordan is the owner of Finials and Facades Renovation and Restoration Services, making her able to pursue her love of restoring Victorian-style homes in the town of Danger Cove. But her recent acquisition of the stately Marlton House has led to a showdown with town real estate mogul, and now, she has needs to restore the old house and flip it for a profit as quickly as possible. But Alex gets more than she bargained for when a Hawaiian shirt-clad tourist with a bullet in his head turns up in the home's bathtub. Pairing up with the unlikely partner of the town florist, George Fontaine, Alex vows to solve the murder before her flip flops.

As Alex worries over deadlines, she stumbles across another body on the cliffs of Danger Cove. However, this "body" is a super-sexy man with amnesia...or so he says. Throw in a stash of stolen diamonds, a matchmaking grandmother, a foulmouthed parrot, and a mysterious killer with Alex in his sights, and Alex is in a race against time to salvage the job, solve the murder, and save her own life.

©2015 Christina A. Burke (P)2018 Christina A. Burke

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2 and a half stars maybe

The characters were flat and lacked depth. Alex was annoying and one dimensional. The plot was barely passable. The resolution of the story was beyond belief. If there are more books in this series, I won't be buying them.

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Interesting with a fast pace

Hoping this first book foretells of others , to yet be written, of a new series that will be as delightful.

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Secret of the Painted Lady

A good clean mystery. Honestly, not a huge fan of the narration, but I am willing to give it another go. That is just personal preference.

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Love the Danger Cove Series

Read this book when it first came out so I had a lot of fun listening. Great performance and story. Especially love the bird. Quirky characters and a bit of mystery and romance. Recommend.

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